Kansas Announce New Lead Vocalist

Kansas have announced that Ronnie Platt has replaced Steve Walsh as their lead vocalist. Platt, who most recently played with the Shooting Star Band, announced the news via Facebook:

"I want Kansas fans to know, first and foremost, I'm one of them," he began.

"I'm a long time fan of the music and have always looked up to Steve Walsh. My goal is not to replace Steve; no one can do that. It is my goal and responsibility to sustain the integrity that is Kansas. This is a lifelong dream and I would like to thank Phil, Rich, Billy, and David for the opportunity. Yes, I've got the job, but now it's time to earn it . . . and I take nothing for granted that has been given to me. My performance in Kansas will be how I've always performed, with passion and enthusiasm."

Platt's debut performance with Kansas comes September 12 in Oklahoma City.

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